Kanagarayankulam Tank

Kanagarayankulam Tank
Kanagarayankulam Wewa (Sinhala: කනගරායන්කුලම වැව) is an irrigation tank situated in Kanagarayankulama in Vavuniya District, Sri Lanka.

Locals link the name of the tank to colonist settlers of the Vanni- the Rayans, along with Pallavarayan and Akkarayan Kulams (Arumugam, 1969). The ruined tank was restored in 1888-1896 (Arumugam, 1969). The dressed-stone sluice of the tank is marked with the year 1889.

The tank
Kanagarayankulam Wewa is one of the tanks in the Kanagarayan Aru basin. Except for the drainage from its own catchment area, the tank is mainly fed by the Kanagarayan Aru (Arumugam, 1969). The bund of the reservoir is about 6,100 ft. in length (Arumugam, 1969). The water is extending over an area of about 160 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). The reservoir has 1 sluice and 2 spills (Arumugam, 1969).

1) Kanakarayankulam by Jagath Abesekara is licensed under CC BY-NC ND 3.0

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.285.

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This page was last updated on 2 April 2023

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